5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Cartridge Box
- Rifled Musket
- Turning Movement
- a A military tactic. Sending troops around an enemy's flank(side) to attack his line of communications in the rear of his battle line.
- b An attack against the flanks of an enemy's army, in hopes of eventually encircling it.
- c The standard infantry weapon used in the war. Usually .58 or .577 caliber, the "rifle" fired a minnie ball through a spiral grooved barrel, spinning the bullet for more velocity and accuracy.
- d Goods illegally traded during wartime. Slaves were sometimes called contraband during the war.
- e A leather box in which the soldier carried his rounds or bullets.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Foot soldiers marching and fighting together. The vast majority of Civil War soldiers were infantry.
- Soldiers mounted on horseback fighting as a unit.
- Term for soldiers who fought for the Union.
- The search for food by soldiers often at the expense of farmers in a battle.
- To leave one's military post, or run away from battle, often punishable by death.
5 True/False Questions
Battery → Large scale combat between two armed forced (skirmishes and engagements are smaller scaled and briefer).
Draft or Conscription → The formal release of slaves from bondage, as it happened in January 1863.
Assassination → The formal release of slaves from bondage, as it happened in January 1863.
Salt Pork → Dry good salesman who traveled with the Northern armies. Considered necessary for the provision of extra items for soldiers, sutlers often cheated and overcharged military costumers.
Greenback → Cloth sack used by soldiers to carry rations of food.